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Gay marriage not recognized by Navajo Nation

The Diné Marriage Act, passed in 2005 by the Navajo Nation Council, defines marriage as between a man and a woman. But advocates say they hope tribal leaders will change their stance now that same-sex marriage is legal in Arizona, New Mexico and many other states.... Read more»1

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Gay marriage licenses issued in every Az county

In the week since Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage was rejected, clerks in all 15 counties say they have issued at least one marriage license to a same-sex couple - some to hundreds. And at $76 a pop, state coffers may already have taken in more than $20,000 in license fees.... Read more»

Candidate commentary

Barber: Personal freedoms include gay marriage, abortion rights

We believe that everyone in our community has the right to live the life they want without the government, politicians or their employer interfering in their personal decisions. In Southern Arizona, we stand by our values. That’s why I am fighting to preserve a woman’s right to make her most personal health care decisions and to ensure that all Southern Arizonans have the right to marry the one they love.... Read more»3

Guest opinion

12 Gen-X Republicans who will have some explaining to do some day soon

Now that it is clear that those who pushed Arizona’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage are on the wrong side of history, they all better start thinking up what lame excuses they are going to be making. Their grandchildren’s generation is sure to ask questions.... Read more»

Pima County issuing licenses after judge OKs gay marriage in Az

A federal judge has ruled that Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. State Attorney General Tom Horne said county clerks of court can “issue licenses for same-sex marriages immediately.” Pima County began doing so Friday morning.... Read more»3

Gay marriage supporters urge AG to stop defending Az’s ban

Delivering more than 5,000 petition signatures in a little red wagon, supporters of gay marriage called for Attorney General Tom Horne to drop his defense of the state’s ban. A spokeswoman says Horne’s office is required to defend Arizona’s laws against lawsuits.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Taste the rainbow, Arizona

The 9th Circuit has ruled that laws banning gay marriage in Idaho and Nevada are “impermissible gender discrimination.”... Read more»

9th Circuit tosses gay marriage bans, ruling covers Arizona

A day after bans on gay marriage fell in other parts of the country when the Supreme Court declined to hear appeals, the 9th Circuit has ruled that such laws in Idaho and Nevada are “impermissible gender discrimination.” That ruling will impact Arizona’s constitutional prohibition against same-sex marriage.... Read more»1

Gay marriage supporters wait on 9th Circuit after Supreme Court move

Supporters of gay marriage said the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision against reviewing appellate court rulings that legalized same-sex marriage in several states is a sign that Arizona’s ban may not stand much longer.... Read more»

Az’s same-sex couples could get family leave, but impact uncertain

The Labor Department has proposed expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act to legally married same-sex couples, even if they live in a state that doesn’t recognize gay unions. Advocates say it might have little practical impact in Arizona, but would make an important political statement.... Read more»

Here's what Mexico is teaching Latin America about gay marriage

Mass same-sex marriages, presided over by the mayor? Yes, and then some.... Read more»

Judge rules Texas gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

A federal judge in San Antonio ruled Wednesday that Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.... Read more»1

AG Holder: Treat legally sanctioned same-sex marriages like any other

The Justice Department was ordered Monday to start treating legal same-sex marriages the same as any other marriage, regardless of whether the couple lives in a state – such as Arizona – that does not recognize such unions.... Read more»

Gay marriage becomes legal in England after queen's assent

The same-sex marriage bill was passed by the lower house of the British parliament on Tuesday with support from Prime Minister David Cameron.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Border protection, at what cost?

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada on immigration reform and border security, plus Tucsonsentinel.com’s Dylan Smith, GOP state Rep. Ethan Orr, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, and attorney Don Loose... Read more»

Hundreds celebrate Supreme Court rulings favoring same-sex marriage

A boisterous crowd of gay-rights supporters cheered and hugged outside the Supreme Court Wednesday when word came down that the justices had overturned a federal law limiting marriage to one-man, one-woman.... Read more»

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